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Salmon Spinach Bake from Sugar-Free Mom

Salmon spinach bake is a healthy baked salmon that is perfect for a weeknight dinner. This easy salmon recipe has a creamy Parmesan sauce that is beyond delicious! 

Salmon spinach bake is a healthy baked salmon that is perfect for a weeknight dinner. This easy salmon recipe has a creamy Parmesan sauce that is beyond delicious! 

This week, I am featuring recipes from each of the cookbooks I am giving away (read my reviews and enter my Healthy Cookbook Giveaway post here!). One of cookbook I am giving away was just recently published by a food blogger friend of mine Brenda, from Sugar-Free Mom. Her book is filled with great family friendly recipes that use alternatives to white sugar. I know a lot of us have goals of cutting back on sugar, and Brenda’s book (and blog!) is a great resource to accomplish that.

When I was reading through her cookbook, this recipe for Salmon Spinach Bake immediately jumped out at me. I have been feeling really uninspired when it comes to cooking salmon or any type of fish lately. I don’t cook it often enough anymore and when I do, it’s usually the same way (broiled or grilled). Don’t get me wrong, we love broiled or grilled salmon (especially this one with sweet and spicy rub or this almond crusted one), but it’s time to change things up!

Salmon Spinach Bake {sugar-free mom cookbook}

I’ve never cooked salmon this way before, in a creamy Parmesan sauce. It was delicious and everyone (minus my son who can’t eat fish) inhaled it. My littlest guy loved it so much!

And the best part…

This Salmon Spinach Bake is so healthy AND low on calories!

The book includes nutritional information with each recipe, and this one has 348 calories per serving – not bad!!

Salmon Spinach Bake - recipe from the Sugar-Free Mom cookbook

One thing I’ve been trying to do weekly is cook a grain like brown rice or quinoa early in the week so that it is ready for recipes just like this. This Salmon Spinach Bake recipe calls for cooked brown rice, and if you already have that prepared, then this is really such a quick weeknight recipe for your family. I served it with broccoli and green beans (you can roast them or steam them) and it was a very satisfying and delicious dinner that I felt really good about serving.

You can find more recipes from Brenda at her blog Sugar-Free Mom or you can purchase her book, Sugar-free Mom: Naturally Sweet and Sugar-free Recipes for the Whole Family here on Amazon (affiliate link.)

Salmon Spinach Bake - a low calorie, healthy salmon recipe

I hope you enjoy this easy and delicious salmon spinach bake recipe!

Print Recipe

Salmon Spinach Bake

Yield: makes 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz fresh spinach
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, light
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, 2%
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons milk, 1%
  • 2 lb salmon filets

 

Directions:

  1. Microwave spinach with water, covered, for 3 minutes. Drain, squeezing out as much water as possible.
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl combine rice, spinach, salt, and pepper. In another bowl whisk egg, sour cream, yogurt, Parmesan, mustard and lemon juice. Reserve 1/2 cup of sauce for topping on filets.
  3. Add spinach/rice mixture to sauce in the bowl. Whisk milk into reserved sauce. Transfer rice/spinach mixture to a greased 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Top rice with salmon filets. Drizzle remaining sauce over salmon filets. Top with additional Parmesan cheese. Bake 30 minutes or until internal temperature registers 150 degrees.

Because my oven runs hot, my dish was cooked and ready in about 25 minutes.

Recipe from Sugar-free Mom: Naturally Sweet and Sugar-free Recipes for the Whole Family

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More salmon recipes:

Honey Mandarin Almond Crusted Salmon

Grapefruit and Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Healthy Broiled Salmon Gyros

Chipotle Salmon Tacos

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6 Responses to “Salmon Spinach Bake from Sugar-Free Mom”

  1. bev @ bevcooks posted February 3, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Thaaaat is downright fabulous.

  2. Liz posted February 3, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Thank you for the nice recipe.

  3. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl posted February 3, 2015 at 8:59 am

    We eat so much salmon but I’ve never thought to make it with a creamy sauce – this looks divine!

  4. Sandy @ Reluctant Entertainer posted February 3, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Aggie, this looks SO good. We love salmon and try to eat it at least once or twice a week! Great recipe!

  5. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen posted February 3, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Love that creamy but light layer. I’m betting it’s a very satisfying dish. Can’t wait to check out that cookbook!

  6. Wanda @ My Sweet Zepol posted February 5, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    We love Salmon and I’ve never made a dish with rice & the meat cooking at once in one same dish. I am so trying this recipe. Will let you know as soon as I make it! Thanks for sharing the book & recipe.

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